Hong Kong does not work as well as it used to and its people are less buoyant, the city's best loved chronicler, Jan Morris, told a capacity audience at Olympic House last night.Thursday, 15 March, 2007, 12:00am
A Crack in the Edge of the World
by Simon Winchester
HarperTorch, $7630 Apr 2006 - 12:00am
About 120 years ago, in a Victorian England flush with confidence as leader of a great Empire, a call went out to English speakers throughout the world to contribute to one of the greatest intellectual projects ever conceived: the making of the first comprehensive English dictionary.15 Aug 1998 - 12:00am
Did you always want to make a living the way you are making it now? With quite different ambitions I read geology at university. A very deaf aunt thought it was theology, and left me ?500 (HK$5,800).17 Oct 1993 - 12:00am
FAST on the heels of our story last week about esteemed scribe Simon Winchester's proposed trip to remote Pitcairn Island on a New Zealand navy frigate, a distinguished-sounding gentleman called us to cast light on the nature of Simon's trip to the far-away South Pacific island.12 Apr 1993 - 12:00am
AUTHOR Simon Winchester got an unexpected call from a branch of the Pentagon.
Military planners, making strategic plans for the future of the Asia-Pacific region, had stumbled upon his novel Pacific Nightmare.
In this tale, set in the near future, instability in Hongkong erupts into a Third World War in Asia.27 Feb 1993 - 12:00am